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The Career of an Attorney

- The Career of an Attorney A day in the life of an attorney. Its said that its the last job you'll ever want. (source 1) Over thirty percent of lawyers who receive their law degrees are not practicing law regularly ten years after graduation. Attorneys can work up to eighteen hours a day and more than three thousand hours in a year on cases. (source 1) Lawyers also spend time in law libraries or record rooms, in the homes and offices of clients, and sometimes in jail cells. (source 22) Some courts, such as small claims, family, or surrogate, may have evening hours to provide flexibility to the community....   [tags: Papers]

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Career: District Attorney

- Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” In the 21st century, crimes have been and remains as one of the post-major threats towards society. Through these heinous crimes, lawbreakers do whatever they can to benefit themselves, leaving the poor and innocent robbed from their goods and rights in a democratic society. Many people in these 21st century society wonder, “When is Justice to be done?” For district attorneys, it’s their job to bring that “justice” and to restore social stability upon these threats....   [tags: Contributions to Society]

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The Attorney-Client Privilege

- “With liberty and justice for all.” Now this all too familiar clause is often forgotten like the toils of soldiers on the battlefield, repeated ad nauseum throughout the echoing literature left by our founding fathers and throughout the annals of history. America has been shown to persevere through the greatest of trials truly reflecting the American patriot’s desire to not only uphold freedom, equality, justice and humanity, but also to remember the faint yearning whispers of the oppressed crying out “Let freedom ring!” According to Michmerhuizen the Attorney-Client Privilege means “The concepts of lawyer confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege both concern information that the lawye...   [tags: U.S. Law]

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Hiring an Attorney for a School Expulsion Hearing

- ... Newport Beach police officers collaborated with the school district to investigate the matter, in which they determined Timothy Lance Lai, a 28 year-old tutor, instructed these students to attach a key logger to several teachers’ computers. By doing this, Lai and the students could track the teachers’ keystrokes and find out their passwords, giving them access to future tests and their grades. By December of 2013, 12 students had been identified as being involved with the crime and by January 29, 2014, 11 of them were expelled....   [tags: charges, education, california]

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Michael Clayton: Attorney Client Privilege

- It is a plot line that seemed to come straight out of a John Grisham novel. After all it had all the major elements: a conspiracy, a corrupt corporation, but most importantly a lawyer examining his inner conscience only to decide to break with the status quo and expose his corporate masters. In fact, one could say that the film Michael Clayton (2007), was a modern day John Grisham film that never was. In all certainty, Michael Clayton is a typical Hollywood movie with a typical Hollywood ending where good defeats evil and where truth prevails over obfuscation.That does not mean that it should be dismissed so readily however....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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My Dream of Becoming an Attorney

- My Dream of Becoming an Attorney After graduating from high school I was ambivalent about going to college. In high school I was not a very motivated student, but I knew I possessed the ability to be successful academically, given the proper encouragement. I chose Suffolk County Community College's Selden campus as my springboard into higher education. At Suffolk I developed the academic skills necessary to excel at the university level. The work was very challenging at times, but the faculty was very involved with their students....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays]

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Interview to Determine Job Specifications of a County Attorney

- Television glamourizes real life, everyone knows this. However, there are some shows that sometimes are accurate with their portrayal of some jobs such as police officers, lawyers, firemen, and etcetera. The particular job that is the focus of this paper is the county attorney and interviewing Paul Young, the county attorney for Hall County in Nebraska, When asked what skills or traits necessary for being a county attorney, Mr Young said that being able to be comfortable with managing many things at the one time is extremely important....   [tags: communication, schooling, trial]

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Attorney Client Privilege in the Bowman v. Fels Case

- Introduction The concept of attorney – client privilege has been a long withstanding foundation of the English legal system. It is arguably among the basic principles of justice. This is why when this doctrine is under threat we must pay close attention. Such was the case in Bowman v Fels, where the entire principal was possibly under major reform. The discussion of this paper will critically analyze the decision reached in this case, and the reasoning behind said decision. I will begin my analysis by first establishing the facts and the issues that arose during the hearing....   [tags: lawyers, judgement, reform]

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Parliamentary Sovereignty and Jackson v. Attorney General

- Cases on the foundations of a constitutional order, such as parliamentary sovereignty, tend to be rare in any event. But what makes R (Jackson) v. Attorney General [2005] U.K.HL. 56; [2006] 1 A.C. 262 a significant case, is the dicta regarding constitutional issues mentioned by the judges in relation to parliamentary sovereignty. The discussions of the central issues in the case are in many ways constitutionally orthodox, treating the primary concerns as that of statutory interpretation and adopting a literal interpretation of the 1911 Act....   [tags: Law]

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What You Should Know About Criminal Defense Attorney

- ... • Talk to the prosecutors and negotiate for plea bargains if they have strong evidence against you. • Argue with the juries and convince them to release you on a reduced bail. • Analyze your case and determine whether you should defend yourself in the court, or go for negotiations instead. • Explain to you the pros and cons of pleading guilty. When Should You Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer. The investigation is the first stage of the criminal justice process. It may be a simple procedure, such as a police officer watching a speeding car on the highway....   [tags: criminal investigation, legal assistance]

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Ten Things Every Attorney Should Have Ready When Going to Trial

- Ten things every attorney should have ready when going to trial Every Saturday morning, usually before my coffee, I’m handed a list. My fiancée lets me know each weekend that she would “like” me to complete chores and promptly offers me a “list.” I can’t complain because honestly, if I did not have a list, the house would be a disaster (but at least I would know the details on Brett Favre’s latest retirement decision!). Oftentimes I hear litigators say that they wish they used a jury/trial consultant but there isn’t enough time....   [tags: trial support list]

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Legal Issues in Emergency Management

- We all know that the people in the United States can be sue-happy; in other words, anyone can sue for almost anything. During an emergency, it is no different. There will be on the spot decisions to be made and they will not always be favorable to the involving parties. Lawsuits will always pop up out of nowhere which is why it is important to have Legal Counsel in Emergency Management. As with anything else, you must always, always cover your butt. Not covering it properly (by legal standards) can present issues of liability due to negligence....   [tags: Attorney, Lawsuit]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Prevention

- Over 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries are reported each year. According to reports the leading cause of brain injuries are from falls followed by motor vehicle accidents, and accidents that were a result of being struck by something. Falls account for 32.5% of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. 50% of all child brain injuries are from falling. 61 % of all traumatic brain injuries among adults are 65 years old or older. Traumatic brain injuries are very violent blows or jolts to the head or body that result in the penetration of the skull....   [tags: Helmet, Attorney]

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Paralegals: Legal Assistants

- Definition: Legal assistants, also known as paralegals, are a distinguishable group of persons who assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Through formal education, training and experience, legal assistants have knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system and substantive and procedural law which qualify them to do work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney. ( Before starting the paralegal program, I did not have a clear understanding of what a paralegal actually does....   [tags: attorney services]

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Competences Needed in the Law and Paralegal Profession

- ... Financial greed can force an attorney to take on more cases than he can handle resulting in inadequate legal work and client neglect. When these issues become too much for the client, he may become overwhelmed and frustrated and we quickly sail into the reality of legal malpractice. This is where good records management comes into play. Records management is a critical part of the office management. Having a solid filing system will eliminate potential risks and liabilities associated with a case....   [tags: Communication, Finance, Attorney]

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An Analysis of the Sources of Disagreements between David Cole & Attorney General John Ashcroft

- These two articles, one, an address by Attorney General John Ashcroft to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and the other, an article written by David Cole that appeared on the Amnesty International web site, deal with the ethics and Constitutionality of the United Stated Patriot Act. David Cole, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, argues that the Patriot Act violates citizen’s civil rights and unfairly imprisons innocent individuals. Attorney General John Ashcroft counters that the Patriot Act is justified as a preventive measure to aid in the war on terrorism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The United State Legal System and Legal Practitioner

- Introduction: Legal Practitioner Definitively established through constitutional writings and unquestionably recognized in historical court cases, laws within the United States have been effectively interpreted, defended, and protected by law practitioner from every culture, ethnicity, and race. Justifying the innocence’s defense falls upon the highly motivating and extremely enthusiastic individuals that practice, preserve, and protect the laws and governance created by federal, state, and local governments....   [tags: criminal justice, parlegal, attorney]

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Unique Paths to the Supreme Court

- ... He was able to improve public goods like roads and hospitals, while still cutting taxes (Newton 209). Over his life, Warren served in the army, as a district attorney, as Attorney General, and as Governor. One of his first and only political upsets occurred in 1948 when he ran for Vice President against the incumbent President Truman (Schwartz 2). After another defeat by President-elect Eisenhower, Warren decided not to run for a fourth term as Governor. Unless he garnered a new position in Eisenhower’s administration, his political career would be over (Schwartz 2)....   [tags: elected, politics, attorney]

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Judicial Method in a Lawless Person Case

- ... At an primary appearance, a referee suggests the defendant of the allegations filed, considers if the defendant should be held in prison until trial, and works out if there is likely origin to accept as true that an infringement has been pledged and the defendant has pledged it. Defendants who are incapable to pay for counsel are advised of their right to a court-appointed advocate. The court may assign either a government public defender or a personal attorney who has acquiesced to accept such appointments from the court....   [tags: defendent, prosecutions, evidence, attorney]

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Death Penalty vs. Life in Prison

- The death penalty is a place no one wants to be. Several criminals have done death penalty during their life time. People say that once you do your crime you have to do the time and pay the cost of what you done. Death penalty is mostly done by the legal authority when you are doing death penalty you will be punished for your assault and your behavior you have caused. I think that death penalty is a bad place because I don’t want to have to take anyone life for their behavior just sends them to prison for several years....   [tags: death row, innocent, attorney]

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Ernesto Miranda Trial

- Ernesto Miranda was a spanish lower class citizen born and raised in Arizona. As a child Miranda had problems in grade school, a little while after Miranda’s mother died. After his mother died Miranda lost connections with the rest of his family. His criminal record began during his 8th grade year. During the next year, he was arrested and convicted of burglary and was sentenced to be sent to a reform school for one year. About a month from his reform school he committed a crime and was sent back to reform school....   [tags: right to an attorney, constitution]

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Insurer Bad Faith in California

- Insurer Bad Faith in California Too many people who have paid premiums to an insurance company for years get an unpleasant surprise when they file a claim under their policies: the insurer’s former friendliness and accommodating attitude give way to suspicion, avoidance and even threats. And it all happens at the very time that the loss which caused the claim is adding stress and anxiety to the insureds’ lives. The “Good Faith” Duty of Insurers California was a leader in recognizing this imbalance of power between insurance companies and their customers, and in rectifying it....   [tags: insurance companies, bad faith attorney]

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Advertising and Solicitation

-     There is a continuing need and demand for legal services that are accessible to the public, and in order for information about legal services to reach these people then it is necessary that legal professionals be able to advertise in some way. The ABA Model Rules have specific guidelines concerning how advertising legal services should be handled, and each state had adopted laws that follow these in some way or another. Understanding these guidelines and knowing state laws that regulate advertising legal services is necessary for all legal professionals so that their services are offered to the public while working withing the boundaries of the law....   [tags: legal services, legal situation, attorney]

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Lawyer: An Ambassador of the Rule of Law

- Attorneys, more commonly referred to as lawyers, defend people who may or may not have committed a crime or violated the law. The laws of the world are what holds it together, and it is important that there is someone to defend them and make sure they are obeyed. A lawyer acts as political and legal council to everyone from ordinary citizens to top government officials dealing with foreign policies, but their main job is to help those in need and keep the law balanced (Lawyers, Encyclopedia). But be warned that there is much learning to do before one enters the court or takes hold of a case....   [tags: legal work, law school, lawyers, attorney]

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Innocent Judged By Ignorants

- "The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy. " Said John Jay, first president of the United States Supreme Court. Society in the last couple of decades has improved when it comes to take decisions that punish criminal acts. There are certain ways to decide whether an individual is guilty or not, these decisions are taken by judges in court but is has not always been that way. Courts all over the world decided that the best way to be impartial when taking a decision was to choose unrelated individuals from any ethnicity or group as a jury....   [tags: jury of peers, law, attorney]

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John Adams

- John Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 to John Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylston Adams. He was the oldest of three and lived in Braintree, Massachusetts. His father was a farmer, deacon, and town councilman. The Adams were not very wealthy and John Adams’ father knew he could only send one son and he wanted to send his eldest. However, John Adams told his father “I do not love books and I wish you would lay aside thoughts of sending me to college.” His father in reply asked him- “What would you do child....   [tags: farming, lawyer, deffense attorney, presidency]

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Deffense Attorneys

- In the criminal justice system, lawyers are divided into two separate but equally important groups: the defense attorneys who ensure their clients’ rights are protected and the prosecutors who ensure criminals answer to their alleged crimes. This is their story. The nature of America’s courts demands that prosecutors and defense attorneys act in opposition to one another, with each party seeking opposing verdicts. Despite this dichotomous nature, great lawyers often rise above simply pursuing a winning record, as seen in Community....   [tags: criminal justice, legal system, law, trial]

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Women in Criminal Justice: Attorneys and Law Enforcement

- During the late nineteenth-century, women went to court to continue to secure their rights to participate in public life: to vote, to be a justice of the peace, to be a notary public, to serve as school district directors, school committee officers, school officers, and prosecuting attorneys, an of course to practice law (Drachman, 1998). The criminal justice system is a male dominated occupation. For many years women have tried to break down the barrier and some have succeeded....   [tags: Gender Studies ]

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Patent Attorneys

- ii ABSTRACT Today, everything in the World addicted to technology and every technology is based on Research and Development. A country is powerful if it is powerful in technological advances, which means whoever leads the technology, leads the world. But countries must protect their technologies, as well as their unique brands, to lead or to profit because R&D expenses are very huge. To get this protection, patents are used and to organize the patent procedures “Patent Attorneys” are very crucial....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Former Attorniey General, Ramesh Maharaj's Attempt to Exonerate His Brother

- Former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj is expected meet with his brother Krishna Maharaj’s lawyers in Miami as new evidence given by a former Columbian drug lord may exonerate his double murder conviction. Krishna, 74, spent 27 years on death row in a Florida prison after he was convicted of murdering his Jamaican business partner 53-year-old Derrick Moo Young and his 23-year-old son Duane at the Miami Dupont Plaza Hotel on October 16, 1968. In his final appeal next month, his lawyers plan to present a sworn statement from El Asistente , a henchman of deceased notorious drug lord Pablo Escabar’s Medellin Cartel....   [tags: drug lord, murder, prison]

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Becoming a Lawyer

- Becoming a Lawyer The career I have chosen is to become a lawyer, in either a private practice or firm, or for the government. The definition of a lawyer is an advocate or advisor in society, that is as an advocate, to represent one of the opposing parties in a criminal or civil trial, and as an advisor to counsel clients as to their legal rights and suggest courses of action. But that is not all a lawyer is about. Being a lawyer takes hard work, dedication, and many years in school. Before you become a lawyer, there are many educational hills you must climb....   [tags: Careers Jobs Attorney]

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Legal Misconduct by Lawyers

- The United States Constitution gives us the right of due process under the Fifth Amendment. The right to an attorney is something that should never be taken away. So how do attorneys help their clients. What standards are set to protect them. There are strict guidelines that attorneys must follow to avoid legal misconduct. These standards are stated by the American Bar Association in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. It is very important that attorneys decide carefully before taking on a case for many reasons....   [tags: attorneys, false evidence, justice]

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Death Penalty: The Case Wood Versus Alabama

- The case Wood v. Alabama is a perfect example of how not having a set way to define what actually qualifies a person as mentally retarted, and not being able to assist his counsel on his own defense is an issue that still exists in our criminal justice system. Norman Abele is a psychologist who decided to review the case of Wood v. Allen Capital Case of 2009 in the American Psychologist Journal. Holly Wood was sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend by a jury of his peers in the state of Alabama....   [tags: justice system, attorneys, sentencing]

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Female Lawyers in the 20th Century

- Female Lawyers in the 20th Century As early as the American Civil War, women fought to enter the legal profession. Since then, they have repeatedly proven themselves competent, and yet many have felt the pressure of opposition from their male counterparts. Even today, discrimination still exists, not from outside the profession, but from within. The reader will confront the history of female attorneys, what obstacles stand in their way, what advances are being made with regards to equality, and where the profession stands today....   [tags: Attorneys Law Careers Professions Essays]

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The Right of Lawyers to Go On Strike

- I. THE RIGHT OF LAWYERS TO GO ON STRIKE This section will analyze the issue of whether lawyers have a right to strike. The legal position with respect to the right of lawyers seems clear after the cases of Harish Uppal and even Common Cause : lawyers have no right to strike. In this part, a review of case law will help articulate the legal position with respect to strikes by lawyers. In Harish Uppal v. Union of India, the Court stipulated that: “[…] lawyers have no right to go on strike or give a call for boycott, not even on a token strike....   [tags: legitimacy, atttorney priviledge]

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The Role of Paralegals in the Legal System

- Justice. It is something that everyone wants, something that we strive for, even something that sparks. However, when we think of lawyers, we think of superheroes with an expensive education, walking into the courtroom and serving up justice. What no one thinks of is the person that helped the lawyer get there, the paralegal that prepares the necessary documents, the paralegal that makes sure his or her attorney is at the right place at the right time. A paralegal is crucial and in some cases vital to our justice system yet they are so often over looked....   [tags: Legal Assistant]

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The Major Participants in a Courtroom

- The Major Participants in a Courtroom The major participants in a criminal trail include the judge, prosecuting attorney, defense counsel, clerks of the courts, bailiff, and the court reporter. At trail, whether if the charge is a felony or misdemeanor or even if the trail is a court trial or jury trail, the defendant is entitled to a fair trial before an impartial judge and a honest jury in an atmosphere of judicial claim. The judge presides over the trial proceedings and exercises those duties and power imposed by the law....   [tags: Judicial Courts]

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Elements and Functions of Communication

- ... Informal channels are another way of communicating. These are just the random conversations amongst the departments, often known as gossip. This channel can be as random as two paralegals clarifying a case status to the attorney. This channel is needed to link the numerous departments in order to solve cases or to help a client who has just been released. There are occasions where barriers occur but knowing how to avoid those hurdles is also another form of effective communication. How information travels within your organization and how it relates to the basic communications model Within the agency I interned, there is a lot of strength within their communication....   [tags: methods for law enforcement]

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The Paralegal Profession

- My major is Paralegal Studies and I expect to graduate with an Associates of Arts degree in December of this year. Many years ago, as an investigator for both a private company and a county agency, I was introduced to the legal field. Recently, I was awarded the opportunity to attend college, so I decided I wanted to reenter the legal profession as a paralegal. The paralegal profession appeals to me, because I enjoy the processes of developing a case, as well as its legal aspects. A paralegal is involved in a case from the beginning to the end; from the initial client interview to assisting the attorney during the client’s trial or the settlement process....   [tags: Career, College, Internship]

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Willing To Fight For What You Believe In

- The story “Palais de Justice” by Mark Helprin is about a defense attorney who has a substantial amount of experience in racing sculls. He’s a rather old fashioned man and when he is challenged by a young man whom he calls a “Spartan”, his knowledge of the waters allows him to navigate his scull with ease and ultimately defeat his opponent. But what does the attorney acquire at the climax of the race. Some might say death and others a greater sense of the risk that one must take when in battle. So one of the prominent themes in the story is that sometimes people are willing to fight for what they believe in....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The Role of the Prosecutor

- In the American Criminal Justice System, there are four key attributes in the role of the prosecutor. There are discretion, resource dependence, sequential tasks, and filtering. The prosecutors are lawyers that are accountable for presenting criminal cases in trial. The United States Attorneys are pointed by state or government, and represent the federal government in courts. They prosecute all adults who commit felonies and juveniles who commit delinquent crimes. Conjointly, the prosecutors have further responsibilities, such as legal adviser of the country commissioners, the Board of Elections, and written admonition of the prosecutors....   [tags: Justice System ]

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The US Trial System

- When one thinks of trials a lot of questions come to mind. What is a trial. What is involved in a trial. Who are the participants in a trial. Of all the participants how do they all contribute to the trial, what are their duties. What are the aspects of a trial and how do the aspects affect the fairness of the trial. How does our constitution contribute to a trial and how does it create fairness to the system. Within the body of this paper I will educate the reader on the trial system and answer any questions a person may have on the subject....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Right to Question in Interrogation

- FACTS: The Defendant, Ernesto Miranda (”Mr. Miranda”), was arrested for kidnapping and rape. Mr. Miranda was an immigrant, 23 years old and had completed only one-half of the ninth grade. The officers interrogated him for two hours, and eventually they obtained a written confession. The signed statement included a statement that Mr. Miranda was aware of his rights. The officers admitted at trial that Miranda was not advised that he had a right to have an attorney present. Miranda was convicted of rape and kidnapping on the basis of the confession....   [tags: court, ruling, cousel, self-incrimination]

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Miranda vs. Arizona

- Miranda vs. Arizona Miranda vs. Arizona was a case that considered the rights of the defendants in criminal cases in regards to the power of the government. Individual rights did not change with the Miranda decision, however it created new constitutional guidelines for law enforcement, attorneys, and the courts. The guidelines ensure that the individual rights of the fifth, sixth and the fourteenth amendment are protected. This decision requires that unless a suspect in custody has been informed of his constitutional rights before questioning anything he says may not be introduced in a court of law....   [tags: Papers]

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Heavenly Charity in Bartleby

- In every workplace, employees do what is in their job description. Rarely there are workers who get away without performing their duties. Bartleby, however, gets away with it. In Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener", there is one character that refuses to do his work and yet he is the main concern of his boss. His boss, an attorney and the narrator of the story, isn't concerned with firing Bartleby but instead is aroused with his actions. "Bartleby, the Scrivener" can illustrate misfortune, growing compassion and a similarity to God....   [tags: American Literature]

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How to Solve the Foreclosure Crisis

- How to Solve the Foreclosure Crisis The subject of foreclosure is one that I know too well. I am currently trying to get my house out of foreclosure. It is not that I have not been in contact with Countrywide (now Bank of America), I have been in contact with them since July of 2008. I even signed a Modification Agreement in March of 2009. I thought that everything was okay. I sent all the paperwork in, signed and notarized, along with all of the financial information I was required to include with the Modification paperwork....   [tags: Economics, Mortgage, Housing Crisis]

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Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel

- Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel The U.S. criminal justice system is considered to be an adversarial system consisting of two sides, the prosecution and defense. It is believed that both sides enter the trial on equal grounds and present evidence to represent and help support their case. However, throughout the proceedings both the prosecution and defense have two very different ethical roles, responsibilities and duties, which tends to cast doubt on both sides remaining equal. The defense’s role is to make the prosecution prove its case with sensible arguments, real evidence, and steadfast testimony; point out facts in which the State has failed to establish guilt; ensure the defendant rece...   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Paralegal Career Opportunities: Working in a Small or Large Firm?

- A paralegal new to the field has many options as far as career opportunities. One major decision for a paralegal pursuing a career at a law firm is whether or not to seek employment at a small or large firm. Taking into consideration some of the pros and cons of both small and large firms will give oneself an understanding on which to set their criteria for their final decision. Law firms with 25 or fewer attorneys are usually considered small law firms. Since small laws firms out number larger law firms, the majority of all paralegals work for small firms....   [tags: small, large, firm]

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The Day of the Sale... What Happens?

- The day of the sale – what happens. When you are selling a home, the closing day becomes the most important part of the entire selling process. While you are giving away your property, you are also getting paid in full and settling any debts or mortgages. For sellers that are already in the process of acquiring a new home, this day is especially important, and it has to go flawlessly and without hiccups. This is why our article is here to get you through the day successfully. What does closing mean....   [tags: closing, mortgages, escrow]

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Morisson v. Olson

- Facts: The Ethics in Government Act created the position of independent counsel to investigate certain high officials of the federal government. When matters arise which may warrant such counsel, the Attorney General of the United States may investigate the allegations. If he finds reason, he may instruct the Special District Court to appoint an independent counsel. This individual may be removed only by the Attorney General upon ?good cause. and the position may be terminated only by the Special District when it decides the investigation has been completed....   [tags: Ethics in Government Act]

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Problems with the Death Penalty

- Problems with the Death Penalty To begin with, I will be telling you information that shows that the death penalty is unfair, cruel, and very wasteful. To start with, I will prove to you how poor people are not getting the correct representation they deserve. Nextly, I will tell you about how the innocent have been accused of horrible crimes they didn't commit and even in some cases how they were almost killed and how some have been killed. Finally, I will show you how the death penalty is a waste of money and how the money could be being used in a more positive manner....   [tags: Papers]

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LGBT Interest Groups Lobbying Effects on Local and State Governments

- The legislatures of states are deeply involved in the public debate on how to define marriage, and argue whether marriage’s legal definition should be extended to same-gender couples. Currently, seventeen states and the District of Columbia have laws allowing same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is prohibited in thirty-three states, and twenty-nine states outlaw same-gender unions in their state constitutions. The effects of special interest group lobbying for and against same-sex marriage legalization impact local and state governments, as well as states’ constitutions....   [tags: same-sex marriage, equality, constitution]

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Paralegals: Regulations and Licensing

- Paralegals are employed in a wide variety of legal settings and play an ever-increasing role in the delivery of affordable and efficient legal services. However, regulation of paralegals has been non-existent or inconsistent, though the topic continues to be a significant issue. Across the country, paralegals advocate bar associations, state legislatures and courts to consider regulatory programs that go beyond merely defining the term "Paralegal." Federally required licensing of paralegals would benefit future growth and development of the career field and address the controversial issues surrounding it....   [tags: Law, legal]

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Virtual Paralegal Services

- Virtual Paralegals can give lawyers the best of all solutions to the need for help” (Finkelstien, B. 2005 “Virtual Assistants” Broker Magazine, 44). Another article Outsourcing for Solos and Small firms: Virtual Paralegals states, “A virtual paralegal enables solos and small firms to take advantage of the economy that effective use of a paralegal can provide to a practice, on an as needed basis” (Price, C.2006 “Outsourcing comes of Age 27-28”). Even though virtual paralegals are on the horizon, getting attorneys to get to become acclimated to the idea can be a huge adjustment to those that are used to hands on services....   [tags: Virtual Paralegal Essays]

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The 6th Amendment and Criminal Proceedings

- In this paper I’m going to discuss what is the 6th amendment right, the elements of ineffective counsel, how judges deem a person as ineffective counsel from an effective counsel, cases where defendants believed their counsel was ineffective and judges ruled them effective. I will also start by defining what is the 6th amendment right and stating the elements of an ineffective counsel. The 6th amendment is the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury if the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause if the accusation; to be conf...   [tags: ineffective counsel, deffendants]

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Child Custody-Court Observation

- After half an hour of searching, finally I have the opportunity to observe a court in person for the first time. At the 302nd Family Court in downtown Dallas on the 3rd of Dec, 2013, the case I was observing was a child custody case between Anna Smith and David Smith. The case number as show on the board outside the court is DS-12-08126. Furthermore, the Judge of 302nd Family Court is Tena Callahan. It was quite an experience when I step inside the Court building and don’t really know where to go....   [tags: personal experience account]

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A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime

- A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime Introduction A Clemson University Student named Erin Brophy did an experiment to see if there was potential bias in a legal case depending on the crime. She did this after hearing about an experiment performed by Dr. Ben Stephens and Dr. Spurgeon Cole. They wanted to know if a prior association between a lawyer and a judge had potential judicial bias. Erin Brophy found that there is no difference in crime whether a judge will be biased....   [tags: Legal Research Papers]

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Insurer Bad Faith in Florida

- Insurer Bad Faith in Florida Millions of claims are filed with insurers every year in Florida. Unfortunately, some portion of them are resisted by the insurance company for its own self-interested reasons. Rather than working with the insured to see that all the benefits due under the policy are paid to the person who has diligently been sending premiums to the insurer in exchange for financial protection, these “bad faith” insurers do what they can to deny, delay and minimize the claim. Why. The short answer is that most people don’t bother to fight an insurer’s denial of a claim, so the insurance company gets to keep the money that it would have had to pay to those people....   [tags: insurance company, benefits]

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The Truth About Lawyers

- The Truth About Lawyers Society often looks down upon lawyers. This is because lawyers have a long past of not being the most honest people. A lot of attorneys use many deceptive practices when they are presenting a case in court. A lawyer will need to do this when they are defending a criminal who is either thought or known to be guilty of a crime. Lawyers will sometimes, but not usually, lie to help their client. Many more will present a 'false defense' to defend their client. "...A false defense is an attempt to 'convince the judge or jury that facts established by the state and known to the attorney to be true are not true, or that the facts known to the attorney to be false or true'"...   [tags: Papers]

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My Adoption Journey

- While different from most people’s expectations, adoption can be a wonderful alternative to natural child birth. For people that can have their own biological children and for those that can not, adoption can be the solution to having a fulfilling family. The biological parents placing their children for adoption, the adopting parents, and the children being adopted all benefit greatly from adoption. Most women can naturally get pregnant and most men can naturally get women pregnant. But for the small minority that can not get pregnant, for whatever reason or other, have to explore other means of having children....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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Corruption of the American Dream in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

- The idea of the American Dream is it began as an idea people could thrive from, but became detrimental through corruption. Society’s necessity for material goods and money for personal happiness distorts the American dream. One’s morals will be compromised once one decides to live a life for the sole purpose of following a corrupted ideal. In Hunter S. Thompson’s literary work, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his viewpoint of the American Dream is expressed. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by Hunter S....   [tags: Hunter S. Thompson]

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Release of Information in Mental Health and Development Disability Cases

- In the event of releasing any patient information it is important to make sure that all of your T’s are crossed and your I’s are dotted before the transaction is complete. However, because specialized patient records, such as Mental health or substance abuse cases, contain not only strictly medical information, but also therapeutic mental and emotional information, the release of this type of information could cause some damage to the patient (McWay, 2010, p. 227). This is why the release of information concerning this type of patient records is different from that of a patient record without delicate information in it....   [tags: Healthcare]

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Objection, On The Grounds of My Fist!

- Passing the bar is more than a feather in one’s mortarboard – it is a testament to perseverance, ambition, and four years of nosebleeds. This is why for us law students, lawyers are extraordinary. Generalist lawyers in the past, those experts of every field of law, are regarded even more so. But recently, in a speech for UP Law’s 100th Anniversay, Sen. Edgardo J. Angara said that the age of these supermen-lawyers is over – the age of the specialists has come. The trend in Philippine legal profession is towards specialization, fueled by skepticism towards generalists, in our version of “kiu ĉasas du leporojn, kaptas neniun.” Who chases two jackrabbits catches none....   [tags: Comics, Abdul Rafi Onos]

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Analysis of Lopez vs. Gonzales Court Case

- ... He resided in the state of South Dakota, where he was charged and pleaded guilty to “aiding and abetting another person’s possession of cocaine”, which is compared to possessing a drug but also considered a felony under the South Dakota law and Lopez was sentenced to five-year term incarceration. Shortly after, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) began the process to remove, or deport Lopez out of the country. Without hesitation, Lopez applied for a cancellation of being removed from the country, arguing that his drug offense was simply a misdemeanor under the federal law....   [tags: laws, immigrants, drug, crime, felony]

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Judicial Process of the Supreme Court

- Nature’s Judicial Process in the Supreme Court consists of decision-making; based on the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Although the Supreme Court has the capability to decide all extended cases; it also has the power to ascend under the Constitution, which allows the Supreme Court its jurisdiction in the Judicial Branch of government. The Judicial Process interpret the laws that are established in the Supreme Court; thus, allowing the Court to exercise its power by shifting its system under the Constitutional laws of the United States....   [tags: American Government, Supreme Court]

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The Competency to Stand Trial

- The criminal justice system takes on a pivotal role in pursuing and preventing crimes in society. When a suspect is caught and then faced with charges for a violent crime, they legally have the right to a fair trial. In order for a criminal proceeding to successfully take place, the defendant must be fully aware of their surroundings, have a basic understanding of court procedures, as well as being capable of defending their one case. Competency to stand trial (CST) is essential for maintaining fairness in the courtroom and producing a just verdict....   [tags: criminal justice, crime, criminal, trials]

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The Competency to Stand Trial

- The Supreme Court of the United States interpretation of the Sixth and a Fourteenth amendment is that defendants, who do not fit the legal description of competence to stand trial, should not be tried while they are in such a condition. Competency to stand trial refers to a person being able to participate as well as assist in his or her own defense. It has to be determined inline with the legal definition given by the laws before an individual can stand trial. The Supreme Court set a specific standard when determining competency to stand trial....   [tags: supreme court, dusky standards, juducial system]

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The Statute of Limitations

- The statute of limitation refers to the length of time in which a plaintiff can file a claim. The principle behind statute of limitation is that lawsuits cannot be improved as time passes by. For one, clear details of the facts can be blurred as memories can fade and witnesses may die, go away, or lose interest of the case. Ideally, court prefers to settle the case as soon as disputes develop (Warner, 2010). However, for professional and product liabilities, with injuries may take time to manifest, many courts adapted different rules such as postponing the running of the statute until the injury has been reasonably discovered....   [tags: Analysis, Comparisons]

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Miranda Rights Must be Read

- Miranda Rights “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have a right to an attorney. If you can not afford an attorney one will be appointed to you” This may be differ from state to state as long as the concept is conveyed they was read their rights. Miranda Rights is mandatory across the United States due to the Miranda v. Arizona. In the following will explain what the 3 branches Judicial, Executive, and the Legislative have done to enforce this law or to change it, as well as the effect on the people....   [tags: arrest, law, confession]

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Truckers Receive Overweight Tickets

- Depending on why you receive an overweight ticket you will either be charged with an infraction or a misdemeanor. An infraction is simply a violation and is not punishable by jail time. Typically you will receive no more then a fine. If you want to fight the ticket, you will have to appear in court and it is best to hire an attorney. An overweight ticket that is deemed a misdemeanor is a bit more severe, this type of charge is punishable by a larger fine, up to a year in jail, probation and community service....   [tags: infraction, fine, violation]

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Furman v. Georgia: The Death Penalty Case

- Death penalty, or also known as capital punishment, today is still used. Many oppose many support it. In the case Furman v. Georgia, the death penalty was abolished. But not fully, because it is still used today. In 1991 more than 2,600 people awaited execution but only fourteen were executed. Capital punishment should be legal, and should be used more often. In the case Furman v. Georgia, Furman committed crimes, not because he wanted to, but because he had to. “William Henry Furman, a twenty-six-year-old black man with a sixth grade education, was not what most people called a “bad” man,” (Herda 7)....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]

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Capital Punishment Should be Called Legalized Murder

- Capital punishment in the twenty-first century is a barbaric murderous ruse played upon the most disadvantaged socially unaccepted persons in America, nonwhites. As the number of death row inmates across the country continues to reach record highs, the probability of innocent people receiving the death penalty increases. (Dieter, 1993)Therefore this legal agenda in favor of capital punishment is nothing more than White Supremacy indoctrination of hatred in the highest form constituted by legalism and discrimination....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Trial Procedure in the Movie A Civil Action

- ... W.R. Grace denied the allegations against them. Also, their other defenses was that the complaint didn’t state any cause of action, in the complaint the company named was misnamed, the company followed the due of care at all times and acted in “good faith,” and the claims against them are barred. The next step is the methods of discovery. The Methods of Discovery is when both parties present all the evidence that they have. Both parties have the right to interview all witnesses of all the parties....   [tags: film analysis]

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Right to Counsel

- “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” (US Const., 8th Amend.) As shown in the constitution the right to counsel for the defense is a key right in our judicial system....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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A Career as a Lawyer

- You had better know what you want to do when you get older and you better like it because that is what you will be doing for the rest of your life. However, most of the jobs today needs at least 2-4 years of schooling. I want to be a lawyer. A lawyer will almost always get paid a lot to represent someone or some business. All a lawyer has to do is argue for their client and make them sound good and help them out in legal cases. Also, the lawyer gets to tell their client how much they want to be paid....   [tags: job training, advantages]

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Branding: Social Media versus Face-To.-Face

- Branding: Social Media versus Face-to -Face Today, social media has become quite the popular way to brand your company and build awareness especially among the younger generations. Back before the social media wave, we used lots and lots of media advertising and marketing tactics that included the newspaper, television and your average wall advertisement to get your brand awareness across to the consumer. Whatever happened to face to face advertising to the consumer. With all the popular ways to advertise and consumers being supersaturated do those few successful companies contain the secret on face-to-face contact with consumers....   [tags: marketing strategies]

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The Miranda Rights as they are today are no longer appropriate and need to be modified

- Thesis: The Miranda Rights as they are today are no longer appropriate and need to be modified. A young couple is murdered in the middle of the night. The next night a single mother of two is raped and killed in her apartment. Her children murdered beside her. A killer is on the loose. The citizens are scared. The police form a task force. Finally, after weeks of investigations and false leads, a suspect is identified and apprehended. The suspect is interrogated and eventually confesses to the crimes....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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I Have Always Wanted to be a Lawyer

- ... These courses made me feel alive. I became purely infatuated and I found myself at a new, uncharted level of intellectual curiosity. It is true that the Criminal Justice System class gave me a textbook taste of criminal law, but throughout the course I found myself craving more. I felt like that same little kid again, the one who filled her youth with wild courthouse dreams. My illusive daydream concluded when I acknowledged that it was time to gain real experience before I submersed myself into a law program....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Denial of John Walker Lindh's Constitutional Rights

- The Bill of Rights was ratified and in full effect in 1791. It spelled out rights and freedoms which protected citizens from the government and gave them, most especially; protections under the law against criminal accusations made against them. In 2001, John Walker Lindh (known to some as the “American Taliban”) became an accused man; he was an American citizen and alleged anti-American terrorist. Lindh was denied a number of rights vital to make his proper, fair, and full defense. Lindh’s constitutional rights should have been upheld despite the charges against him and any possible intelligence towards the war on terror he may have had; for there is a slippery-slope to denying someone the...   [tags: The War on Terror]

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Sandra Day O’Connor: The First Female Justice

- Sandra Day was born on March 26, 1930 in Arizona, but she moved to El Paso, Texas when she reached school age so that she could go to private school. After grade school, Ms. Day attended Stanford University and got her bachelor’s degree in economics. She then continued at Stanford to get her law degree. She graduated from Stanford Law at the top of her class, but she was unable to get a stable position in a law firm in California despite her achievements because in the early 1950s, there were very few opportunities for women in law....   [tags: US Supreme Court]

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